|Heid Erdrich: National Monuments - Kansas City Public Library|
The Kansas City Public Library hosted poet Heid Erdrich for a talk and reading from her latest poetry collection National Monuments, winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. This presentation is a part of the Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series and took place on September 30, 2009, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: heid erdich; national momuments; poet; poetry; park university; ethnic voices; author; kansas city public library
|The Tea Party and Civic Engagement in America - Theda Skocpol - Kansas City Public Library|
Theda Skocpol conducted grassroots interviews and visited local Tea Party gatherings throughout America. In this year’s Park University Hauptmann Lecture, she discussed the past and future of the Tea Party movement and examines its dominant beliefs. This event took place on March 27, 2013 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Theda Skocpol; Tea Party; civic engagement; Hauptmann Lecture; Park University; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
|Walter Broadnax - Leadership Challenges for the Presidency: A World of Opportunities and Hazards - Kansas City Public Library|
Dr. Walter Broadnax, distinguished professor of public adminstration at Syracuse University, examined presidential leadership, the current state of executive power in the U.S., and the lingering effects the current financial crisis will have on future presidents. This event took place on April 4, 2012 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Walter Broadnax; presidency; Park University Hauptmann Lecture; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
|Why Does the U.S. Spend So Much Money on Security and Feel So Insecure? - Robert Jervis - Kansas City Public Library|
Columbia University’s Robert Jervis maintained that though the United States is now unusually secure, there persists a widespread sense that the world is in fact deeply threatening. This event took place on March 26, 2014 at the Central Branch.
Keywords: Robert Jervis; Columbia University; Park University; Hauptmann Lecture; international policy; foreign policy; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
|Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: The Trouble Ball - Martin Espada - Kansas City Public Library|
Martin Espada, widely recognized as “the Latino poet of his generation,” read from and discusses his most recent award-winning collection of poems, The Trouble Ball. This event took place on October 22, 2013 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Martin Espada; author; poet; The Trouble Ball; Ethnic Voices Poetry Series; Angela Elam; Park University; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
|Jose Luis Valdes-Ugalde: The Inter-American Dilemma - Kansas City Public Library|
Renowned Mexican international scholar and political scientist José Luis Valdés-Ugalde presents An Historical Assessment of the Inter-American Dilemma: The Conflict Between Security, Democratic Governance, and Progress. The presentation draws on Valdés-Ugalde’s professional and scholarly expertise in diplomacy, trade, and globalization. Valdés-Ugalde’s talk is the 18th annual Dr. Jerzey Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture sponsored by the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs at Park Uni...
Keywords: Jose Luis Valdes-Ugalde; mexico; united states; border; diplomacy; trade; globalization; park university; consulate de mexico; kansas city; kansas city public library
|The Voices of Heaven: Maija Rhee Devine - Ethnic Voices Poetry Series - Kansas City Public Library|
Angela Elam of New Letters on the Air, aired locally on KCUR 89.3 FM, held a public conversation with Maija Rhee Devine about her new novel about an arranged marriage from the Japanese occupation of Korea to today’s economically advanced, high-tech South Korea. This event took place on March 5, 2014 at the Central Branch.
Keywords: Maija Rhee Devine; author; The Voices of Heaven; Korea; Angela Elam; Park University; The Writers Place; New Letters Magazine; Missouri Arts Council; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
|Ethnic Voices Poetry Series: A Conversation with Patrick Rosal - Kansas City Public Library|
Filipino-American poet Patrick Rosal – who has been known to punch up his readings by strumming the guitar, playing the piano, and dancing – discussed his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam. This event took place on November 12, 2013 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Patrick Rosal; author; poet; Ethnic Voices Poetry Series; Angela Elam; New Letters on the Air; Park University; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City